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The AMA weighs in, debunking the “stoner” stereotype, and the illegal marijuana market

The AMA weighs in, debunking the “stoner” stereotype, and the illegal marijuana market

A study out this week from the American Medical Association suggests that consumers use marijuana primarily for health issues. Two studies suggest that the old “stoner” stereotype may be inaccurate. An early phase test in mice suggests that terpenes may be more effective than morphine in pain management. Despite legalization ProPublica reports crime in illegal marijuana sales still flourishes.

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Unveiling the Genetic Landscape of Cannabis Use Disorder and Its Implications 

Unveiling the Genetic Landscape of Cannabis Use Disorder and Its Implications 

This article is crucial as it sheds light on the intricate genetic relationships between cannabis use disorder (CanUD) and other substance use traits, providing valuable insights into the underlying mechanisms of substance dependence. Understanding these genetic influences is essential for informing evidence-based interventions, policy decisions, and public health strategies aimed at mitigating the risks associated with cannabis use and promoting healthier outcomes for individuals and communities. 

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Exploring Potential Cannabis Reclassification: Opening the Doors for Cannabis Research 

Exploring Potential Cannabis Reclassification: Opening the Doors for Cannabis Research 

On June 4th, 2024, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will convene a landmark open meeting aimed at unlocking the mysteries of cannabis. With a keen focus on the plant’s potential in pain management, this gathering promises to unite leading NIH-funded researchers in a collaborative quest. By delving into the roles of minor cannabinoids and terpenes found within marijuana, experts seek to pioneer innovative solutions to one of healthcare’s most urgent challenges: effective pain relief. 

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Understanding the Dynamics of Tobacco and Cannabis Use During Pregnancy: Insights from the PATH Study

Understanding the Dynamics of Tobacco and Cannabis Use During Pregnancy: Insights from the PATH Study

Understanding patterns of tobacco and cannabis use during pregnancy is crucial for safeguarding maternal and fetal health. The PATH study provides valuable insights into the prevalence of co-use before, during, and after pregnancy, highlighting the need for targeted interventions to support pregnant women in reducing substance use and protecting against adverse outcomes. 

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FDA to reschedule marijuana according to the Associated Press

FDA to reschedule marijuana according to the Associated Press

According to Associated Press this morning the FDA will move to reclassify marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule III drug. Schedule I drugs have a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use, while Schedule III drugs have a lower potential for abuse and accepted medical uses. The FDA’s plans were confirmed by five sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, but as of April 30 the FDA has made no official comment. The full impact of this change to consumers, retailers, regulators, states, and those serving prison sentences for possession in currently unknown.

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The Link Between Cannabis Use Disorder and Perioperative Complications: What You Need to Know 

The Link Between Cannabis Use Disorder and Perioperative Complications: What You Need to Know 

This study is important because it shows that people with cannabis use disorder have a slightly higher risk of complications and even death during major surgeries compared to those without the disorder. The findings suggest that healthcare professionals should screen for cannabis use disorder before surgeries to better assess risks and plan treatments, highlighting the need to understand and address the potential impact of cannabis use on patient safety as its use becomes more common in the United States. 

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